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Museums & Heritage

Exhibitions during Covid-19: museums turn to 'virtual couriers' to protect unchaperoned art

To overcome travel restrictions, registrars are using Zoom and other technologies to monitor works on loan remotely

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Exhibitions

Brisbane lands mammoth European loan exhibition from the Met

Gallery of Modern Art is sole venue for a show resulting partly from a skylight renovation project at the New York museum

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Museums & Heritage

Coalition calls for removal of director of Detroit Institute of Arts

Anonymous current and former staff members describe “hostile and chaotic work culture” under Salvador Salort-Pons

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Now stuck in Japanese lockdown, Van Gogh’s Sunflowers will not return to UK until next summer

Londoners will have to wait even longer to see the National Gallery’s 60 touring masterpieces

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Museums & Heritage

China’s Giacometti and Picasso museum delayed by coronavirus

Launch of Beijing venue combining works by both artists is postponed—and some loans in doubt

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Private collections

Berlin museums announce ‘painful’ end to loan of 'one of the world’s most outstanding contemporary art collections'

Prestigious private Flick collection, including works by Giacometti, Duchamp and Bruce Nauman, has been on loan to Berlin for 17 years

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Exhibitions

Museums wrangle to extend exhibition loans beyond lockdown

Delicate negotiations with lenders are under way to postpone major European shows of Raphael, Artemisia Gentileschi and Christo

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Coronavirus resources

US Congress renews payroll loan programme for small businesses and non-profits reeling from coronavirus, extending hopes for museums

Money ran out in the first round, although some museums scored loans

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National Portrait Gallery

Not bigger, but better: behind the scenes of the £35.5m revamp at London's National Portrait Gallery

Director Nicholas Cullinan and architect Jamie Fobert reveal how the gallery’s controversial three-year closure will transform its 600-year collection of portraits

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Museums & Heritage

Brighton Pavilion gets its glitter back as fanciful treasures return on long-term loan from the Queen

More of the startling objects collected by George IV will return from Buckingham Palace in early 2020

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Musee du Quai Branly–Jacques Chirac

Quai Branly to send fragment of feather belt worn by first King of Tahiti back to Polynesia

Rediscovered maro 'ura will go on show at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands on long-term loan from 2021

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Loans

Titian’s six epic mythological paintings to be reunited as Wallace Collection announces first ever loans

National Gallery in London will display the series next year and lend a Rubens work in return

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Exhibitions

British Museum to borrow the Nebra Sky Disc, the oldest portrayal of the cosmos

The artefact will be the focus of a joint exhibition with the Halle Museum of Prehistory

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Exhibitions

Despite Brexit, Britain is biggest lender to Louvre’s Leonardo blockbuster show

Speculation remains over whether Salvator Mundi will appear

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Museums & Heritage

Where there’s a will there’s a way: the Wallace Collection lifts loan restrictions

Terms of original bequest are loosened, paving the way for the London museum to stage joint international exhibitions in Los Angeles and Vienna

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Museums & Heritage

Lack of space at the British Museum sees major loan of Assyrian collection to Getty

Since the closure of a basement gallery in 2006 there is little room to store the whole collection

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Loans

Greece in talks with Louvre to borrow Parthenon frieze as part of 'temporary exchange'

Move reignites debate over British Museum’s position on sculptures brought to Britain by Lord Elgin

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Musée du Louvre

Louvre curators condemn “collections for rent” schemes ahead of plans to open a branch of the Paris museum in Abu Dhabi

Deal “is about petrodollars and military relations”, says senior member of museum staff

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Victoria & Albert Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum considers long term loans of its paintings

Trustees’ chairman would like to rationalise the collection

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New Museum

New cultural centre opens at Tlatelolco Square, Mexico City

And third Mexican collector loans his art to university

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Collectors

Top German collector disappoints museums by selling loans

Hans Grothe has sold 700 works to Wella hair-care billionaires for E50 million

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National Gallery

'Exceptional loan' of Francesco Melzi painting from Russia comes to London's National Gallery

Unusual month-long display of recently restored work by Leonardo’s favourite and heir will be lent by the State Hermitage Museum

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Loans

Hermitage and MoMA heads seek end to US-Russian loans freeze

Diplomats hint at future cooperation between the countries at Texas conference

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Amsterdam Sunflowers will never again travel

Conservators are concerned over Van Gogh’s still life, which went to over 80 exhibitions after the war

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Banksy

Shredded Banksy work to go on long-term loan to Stuttgart museum

Love Is in the Bin will be shown among works by Rembrandt, Holbein, Marcel Duchamp and Picasso

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British Museum

Looted ‘cannibal’ bowl will not travel to Quai Branly in Paris for Oceania exhibition

Royal Academy says conservation issues—not restitution fears—mean the ceremonial feast trough can not be loaned

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Market

In debt we trust: the rise of art-secured lending

The rapid growth in the number of loan providers, from private banks to specialist lenders, could transform the art market’s relationship with the financial markets

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Art market

London dealer Matthew Green accused of selling art used to secure more than £2m in loans

His business Mayfair Fine Art went into administration earlier this year following FBI sting operation

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Adventures with Van Gogh

When the National Gallery used a London taxi to move a Van Gogh painting

Back during Tate’s 1947 exhibition, loan arrangements were more casual

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Leonardo da Vinci

Uffizi launches Leonardo da Vinci 500th celebrations across Italy

New exhibition in Florence decodes the “startlingly radical” scientific ideas of the Codex Leicester

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Collectors

Found guilty in 1995 of embezzling investors’ money, Roberto Polo resurfaces in role of art benefactor in Spain

Toledo government hopes for “El Greco” effect from this 15-year loan of late 19th- and 20th-century works

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Bayeux Tapestry

Entente cordiale: governments sign deal securing loan of Bayeux Tapestry to the UK in 2022

Cross-channel collaboration involves translating, conserving and digitalising the historic embroidery

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British Museum rekindles relationship with Zayed National Museum after loan deal ended last year

Under new partnership, the London museum will lend key objects to the new institution in Abu Dhabi

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Exhibitions

British Museum show focuses on Assyrian antiquities targeted by Islamic State

Loans likely to come from Iran—but works from the Met would not meet London museum's strict borrowing guidelines

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Kunsthalle Mannheim unveils €68m extension backed by German billionaire

Foundation of Hans-Werner Hector, one of the country's richest people, contributed €50m to the revamp

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Loans

How Britain tried—and failed—to borrow the Bayeux Tapestry twice before

One attempt was made in 1953 to mark the coronation of Elizabeth II and another for the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings in 1066

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In the frame

The Guggenheim's Nancy Spector told Trump to flush off

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Exhibitions

British Museum sends treasures to Mumbai for grand exhibition of Indian history

Encyclopaedic show was inspired by former director Neil MacGregor's A History of the World in 100 Objects

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British Museum ends loan deal with Abu Dhabi

Construction delays to the Zayed National Museum are behind the move

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Looted Benin bronzes to be lent back to Nigeria

Pledge by European museums to set up “permanent display” of rotating loans in Benin City could pave way for restitution

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MoMA expansion is boon for Paris and Melbourne

Major loans from New York will be shown in both cities while the US institution adds one-third more exhibition space in Manhattan

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Art market

Anatole Shagalov embroiled in legal cases that reveal problems of buying art with loans

Buyers using works as collateral and allegedly defaulting on payment becoming increasingly common in "frothy market"

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Time’s up for Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum’s loan agreement with Carmen Cervera

More than 400 works from the baroness’s collection may be removed from the Madrid museum, but the Spanish culture minister hopes to reach a deal this week

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Will Les Demoiselles d’Avignon return to Paris?

Vuitton museum to show Modern masterpieces from MoMA

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Exhibitions

Britain’s ‘art lending library’ finds four new homes

Arts Council Collection of nearly 8,000 works is planning 24 exhibitions with regional partner galleries

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Five years on and the Clyfford Still Museum is still making discoveries

Curators have yet to examine more than 300 of late artist’s paintings

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American Gothic heads to Europe

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Exhibitions

Marie Antoinette’s personal china among Versailles treasures to travel to Australia

The largest ever loan show organised outside France will feature more than 100 objects from the historic royal palace

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Loan to Los Angeles renews Getty’s Italian connection

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Loans

How Prince Charles did his royal best to bring Henry VIII portrait to London

The late Baron Heini Thyssen’s eye-popping valuation of Holbein painting stopped National Gallery loan, trustees’ minutes reveal

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Loans

Rembrandt’s Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet to go on view in Wales

The anonymous foreign buyer of the painting has lent it to the National Museum Cardiff for three years

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Secret flight path of the Parthenon statue

Hermitage director reveals "circuitous" route that marble sculpture took from London to St Petersburg to avoid Greek seizure

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Prado responds to Bosch downgrades by cancelling Dutch loans

Madrid museum still allows The Haywain to be centrepiece of blockbuster show in artist’s home town

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Art

Germany could pay $3m to borrow Tehran’s Modern art

Negotiations include huge loan fee part of which will help fund revamp of Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

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Tehran’s Modern art could travel to the US

Hirshhorn holds preliminary talks but Berlin first in queue to borrow works by artists such as Gauguin, Pollock, Rothko, Picasso and Bacon

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Art is a weapon as Russia and US fight cultural war

Relations worse than ever after federal US judge imposes $43.7m fine over Jewish Orthodox library

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Hermitage to lend avant-garde collection

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Exhibitions

Prague’s Titian loan show delayed after insurers refuse to ship works

Concerns about the venue’s roof and paperwork delays have postponed the exhibition—insured for €160m—for six weeks

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Goya’s Duchess of Alba to make rare trip to London’s National Gallery

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Miuccia Prada plays key role in Italy-Iran cultural diplomacy

Ancient sculpture from Italian museums to go on show in Tehran after Iran lends Greek statue to Fondazione Prada

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Nuclear deal paves way for cultural diplomacy with Iran

Overtures include Louvre director’s planned visit to Tehran, while Italy lends classical sculpture

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Loans

British Museum could send loans worth £1bn to the Gulf

Finest Assyrian relief from Nimrud among objects being valued for possible display in Abu Dhabi museum

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Exhibitions

British Museum’s ivory icons denied US entry for loan show

The US Fish and Wildlife Service blocked the importation of the Byzantine objects before they ever left the UK

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British Museum to send star objects to the Gulf

Assyrian reliefs among the 500 loans earmarked for long stay in Abu Dhabi

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Loans

Super Bowl victory for sporting Clark Art Institute

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Exhibitions

US refusal to protect Cuban art threatens Bronx Museum show

Ambitious joint venture between New York and Havana at risk as State Department remains unwilling to grant immunity from seizure for Cuban loans

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Uffizi galleries

Uffizi draws the line at Leonardo loan request for Milan Expo show

Milan’s mayor fails to drag Italian minister of culture into row

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Museums & Heritage

New contemporary design museum planned for Shenzhen

V&A lends China a hand

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Restitution

V&A is willing to lend its fragment to reunite it with the Sidamara Sarcophagus in Istanbul

Turkish tomb could regain long-lost head

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Museums & Heritage

V&A shows are Shenzhen-bound

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum will send the best of British design

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Leonardo da Vinci

Louvre Abu Dhabi to open with a Leonardo?

The artist's La Belle Ferronnière is the subject of loan discussions

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Video, film & new media

Collector Ingvild Goetz strikes a deal with Bavaria over video installation collection

A gift of 375 film works, with conditions

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Tate

Tate borrows £55m for building projects

Renovations and expansions at both London Tates have been costly, and loans were required to bridge gaps in cashflow

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Exhibitions

V&A strengthens ties with Qatar by showing pearls exhibition from Doha, despite ethical concerns

Museum closes a cultural gulf

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Restitution

Turkey says return objects or forget loans

Roman and Ottoman-era exhibitions will suffer as US and European museums face tougher calls for restitution

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Leonardo da Vinci

Uffizi-Tokyo Da Vinci deal

The Uffizi in Florence and the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum will share Leonardo’s Tavola Doria

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Joan Miro

Miró on loan damaged at Tate Modern

The museum forked out £203,000 for repair and depreciation costs

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Rubells team up with Beijing’s Ullens Center

Collaborative show will open in December 2013

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Collectors

The co-founder of Yahoo is showing part of his Chinese calligraphy collection in San Francisco

Interview with collector Jerry Yang

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Exhibitions

Hollywood costumes come to V&A

“Wizard of Oz” and “Gone with the Wind” costumes among those on show

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Kunstmuseum Basel

Goetz's Arte Povera collection visits Basel

An exhibition at the Kunstmuseum will document a movement that shook off the rules of the establishment

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Collectors

Alvaro Saieh explains his collecting habits and fascination with Old Masters

Inspired by a talk at Christie’s, the collector has amassed 150 works from the 13th to 16th centuries, as well as Modern and contemporary pieces

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Restitution

Turkey turns up the heat on foreign museums as list of antiquities demanded gets longer

More exhibitions are hit by the loans boycott as Turkey pushes for restitution

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Restitution

Turkey blocks loans to US and UK in a restitution dispute

Multiple claims for antiquities at New York’s Met, major exhibitions hit at London’s British Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum

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Rubell Collection

Rubells loan works to Fundación Banco Santander

"American Exuberance" is on view in Madrid 9 February to 27 May

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Martin Roth

We have an obligation to share collections abroad says V&A director

The V&A’s new, German-born director Martin Roth on what he learned in Dresden—and Beijing

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Leonardo da Vinci

Salvator Mundi in London: Your first chance to see the “new” Leonardo

How the National Gallery negotiated a record eight loans including a long-lost canvas, Saviour of the World

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François Pinault

Pinault sends his collection across the globe

Modern and contemporary works are on the way to Korea and Brazil

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Victoria & Albert Museum

Mantuan Roundel for the V&A

Qatar agrees to loan

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Collectors

Interview with collector David Lewis: “It’s fun to watch people enjoy our paintings”

After 40 years of silence, Lewis talks publicly on the eve of his major loan exhibition

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Collectors

Anonymous art collector revealed

He is property developer David Lewis

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Collectors

Highlights of David John Lewis's collection to go on show next February in Liverpool

The more than 400 hundred works are described as “one of the largest collections of old masters amassed since the second world war”.

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Collectors

Actionist collection offered to Courtauld

Long-term loan from British collector would gather controversial works in public

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Eli Broad

Eli Broad addresses the American Association of Museums: “Get art out of the basement"

The collector lectures museum professionals at their annual conference in Los Angeles

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Museums & Heritage

The Pinacothèque de Paris to form a partnership with the Hermitage and plans to display long-term loans from a group of international collectors

Collectors to create “museum collection”

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Exhibitions

Vatican lends Raphael’s finest tapestries

Papal blessing and private funder for Victoria and Albert Museum’s Sistine show

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Vatican

The V&A and the RA compete to present a Vatican show timed to coincide with the first state visit to Britain of Pope Benedict XVI

V&A will reunite Raphael’s Sistine tapestries with their cartoons for first time in 500 years

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British Museum

Iran's denunciation of British Museum in Cyrus Cylinder disagreement could make loan renegotiations impossible

Loan of relic caught up in international political tensions

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Iran

Discovery of fragment belonging to British Museum's Cyrus cylinder further defers loan to Iran

This development has done little to alleviate lingering tensions between Iran and Britain

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Collectors

Swiss collector show for Asia and Europe

Monique Burger plans to take her works on an Asia tour